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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
From Mount Holyoke College

At Mount Holyoke — a nonsectarian, private research liberal arts college — students quickly discover their place is at the table: negotiating agreements, redefining policy. And in the lab: interpreting data, engineering solutions. And at center stage: crafting stories, driving image-making industries. The first of the powerful Seven Sister Colleges, Mount Holyoke has always believed in the inherent power of women to innovate and take the reins. When such thought was not just radical it was revolutionary. Today, we welcome all female, transgender, and nonbinary students to experience the formative, lasting power of a Mount Holyoke education. As your future begins to take shape, consider a choice that could really take you places.

Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1290-1500
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,008/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,470/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

English at Mount Holyoke

As an English major at Mount Holyoke, you become skilled in the close reading of language, literature, and culture — and that means studying and writing about many traditions, time periods and genres through a variety of historical and theoretical approaches. In addition to novels, poetry, plays and essays, your English classes may include analyses of film, visual culture, music and more.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,177Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
31
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
  • There is no one word
    39%
  • Friendly and accepting
    26%
  • Brilliant
    16%
  • Changemakers
    8%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    5%
  • Leaders
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Accepting
    38%
  • Empowering
    30%
  • All of the above
    16%
  • Changemaking
    8%
  • Inviting,
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    87%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

    Mount Holyoke College Reviews

    849 reviews
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    MHC is a truly unique experience! As a historically women's college, it provides students with many wonderful traditions, as well as loads of opportunities that traditionally co-ed schools do not offer. Minority voices are held in higher regard, and students take charge of their own futures. The administration could use some turnover, as it does not fully and/or accurately represent the student body. Some departments (STEM) receive more funding than others, which is unfortunate, but predictable. However, I found the community to be wonderfully passionate and loving.
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    I love Mount Holyoke College (MHC) more and more with each school year! As a physics and dance double-major, I have spent much time in both departments. While I cannot say that they have exceeded my expectations, I have enjoyed studying in both. The individuals that I have met, mainly through dance, have become some of my closest friends. MHC students are open-minded, intelligent, and diverse. The school is far from perfect and has much room for improvement. For one, it can do a better job in being transparent with its students when it comes to alerting us about campus safety, specifically considering our recent issues. I would also appreciate if MHC made a better effort to unite students from different backgrounds.
    Mount Holyoke College has such an accepting and welcoming community. Everyone here is super friendly, and there's no shortage of student clubs and organizations to get involved with. All my professors are engaging and responsive, and they push me to do my best. The food is really nice -- anyone who complains about it doesn't know what college food is usually like, imo. The dorms do vary by size and location, but I'm very happy with where I ended up (Torrey). I was wary of coming here at first, because I wanted to stay in-state, but now I couldn't be happier with my choice. Even though I'm far from my family, Mount Holyoke has become my MoHome!